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Oman reflects its capital city of Muscat in the way it offers you an irresistible mixture of an ancient world with its unchanged culture, and the contemporary opulence of the modern.

So, as part of the process of discovering Oman, you’ll find yourself being pampered in Salalah beside the crystal waters of the Indian Ocean, or walking past ancient stone houses of Taqa. You’ll plunge into Muscat’s souks, and visit the forts of Nizwa.

You’ll sleep out in the desert in romantic, Bedouin-style tents and drive up the Mountain of Women near Khasab. A complete range of fascinating discoveries, Omani-style.

This is a sample itinerary to inspire your holiday – it can be tweaked in every way possible from the places you want to go to and number of days you spend in each, as well as hotels you stay in and activities you do. Get in touch with one of our experts by calling +44+4402073864646 and a consultant will start creating your perfect trip.

Days Location Detail
day 1

Muscat

Arrive at Muscat. You’ll be …

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Muscat

Arrive at Muscat. You’ll be escorted through the visa/immigration process in the Premium Plaza Lounge before being taken to your hotel.

days 2 - 3

Muscat

Spend your first day in Oman …

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Muscat

Spend your first day in Oman being pampered in a five star resort, surrounded by 124 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens. Then it’s time to explore the intriguing mix of old and new that make up the involving city of Muscat. You’ll be taken on a private tour to see the Sultan’s Palace, the harbour and the busy shops of Mutrah. You’ll be able to wander round the ancient Old Mutrah Souk, see the magnificent Jalali, Miran and Mutrah Forts and browse around Bait Zubair and the Natural History Museum.

Stay: Two nights in a sea view room at the Al Bandar, Shangri La Barr Al Jissah Resort.

days 4 - 5

Nizwa

On day four you head for …

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Nizwa

On day four you head for the rugged, mountain scenery of the Hajar Ranges, watching out for indigenous wildlife as you go, before arriving at your Nizwa hotel. Your second day sees you touring this birthplace of Islam in Oman. You’ll visit the Souk and Goat Market – a spectacle not to be missed – as well as the famous Round Tower Fort. Haggle for hand-carved daggers and ornate silver jewellery in the souk before admiring the ceiling paintings and carving in Jabrin – one of Oman’s finest castles and now a centre of Omani learning.

Stay: Two nights in a double room at the Golden Tulip Nizwa.

day 6

Wahiba Sands

Now your Omani adventure takes …

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Wahiba Sands

Now your Omani adventure takes a romantic turn as you journey through a sea of red and white sand dunes – some rising to 200 metres – home to surprisingly diverse wildlife. You’ll sleep in a luxury, Bedouin-style tent, out in the desert, at a genuine oasis. You’ll also be able to visit a local Bedouin family, take a camel safari, go for quad bike rides and try trekking and sand board riding in the dunes.

Stay: One night in a luxury tent at Desert Nights Camp.

day 7

Muscat

Revisit Muscat and, along the way, …

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Muscat

Revisit Muscat and, along the way, soak up the atmosphere of Bibi Miriam’s Tomb or stop at Fins Beach for a swim. See the spectacular Bimah Sinkhole, a limestone crater full of turquoise water before journeying on to Dibab and Wadi Arbayeen.

Stay: One night in a city view, double room at the Crowne Plaza Muscat.

days 8 - 9

Khasab

Today you fly to Khasab, just 640 …

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Khasab

Today you fly to Khasab, just 640 km from Muscat. Here you’ll have the opportunity to drive up Jebel Harim (the Mountain of Women) in a 4×4 to see the stunning views from the summit. You’ll visit the Bedouin village of Sayh and see fossils dating back millions of years. Next day you’ll be cruising through the ‘fjords of Musandam’ aboard a traditionally decorated Omani dhow. You’ll see unchanged local villages and be able to swim in the crystal waters off Telegraph and Seebi Islands. Watch out for inquisitive dolphins.

Stay: Two nights in a deluxe room at Atana Khasab Hotel.

days 10 - 11

Salalah

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Salalah

Your discovery of Oman continues with a quick flight, via Muscat, to Salalah on the shores of the Indian Ocean. As well as lazing on fine beaches, you’ll spend time touring the fabled castles of this historic region, visiting the watchtowers and stone houses of ancient Taqa and exploring the ruined city of Samhuram – once the capital of Arabia’s frankincense trade. Mirbat, your next destination, was famous for its trade in slaves and horses, as well as frankincense, and you’ll also see Dhofar’s famous Bin Ali’s Tomb. Salalah offers you groves of coconut, banana and papaya plus sights like Prophet Saleh’s Sacred Camel Footprint, the Al Husn Souk and a market selling cattle and guns. Al Husn Palace and the Al Balid Museum are also local attractions.

Stay: Two nights in the Rotana Resort and Spa.

days 12 - 14

Muscat

On your return to Muscat you’…

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Muscat

On your return to Muscat you’ll be taken to the Shangri La Barr Al Jissah Resort for two days of pampering and relaxing in five star luxury.

Day 14: From your hotel you’ll be driven to Muscat Airport for your return flight home.

Stay: Two nights in a deluxe room at the Al Bandar, Shangri La Barr Al Jissah Resort.

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